There’s nothing better than cooling off with a nice refreshing (adult) beverage on a hot summer day. For many, those drinks are typically a sweet cocktail or a cold beer. However, some of us like our go-to cocktails, like say…I dunno…a dirty martini! And frankly – we want those on hot summer days, too!

So to solve this ever present issue (yes, it’s a legit problem!) of wanting to have a dirty martini in the afternoon without judgment, we decided to popsicle them!

That makes them socially acceptable on a Tuesday at 1pm, right? (nod in agreement…)

With a well placed swizzle stick as a handle, and 3 olives skewered and embedded in the martini-pop, you’re in for the classiest of summer treats.

I mean…do you not feel refreshed just LOOKING at those boozy pops!?

This recipe is so easy, you can make a whole batch to help you survive the whole summer, or you know, just the weekend. Whatever, we don’t judge here.

Cheers!

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2oz vodka
  • 1 tbsp dry vermouth
  • 2 tbsp olive brine
  • 12 olives (we used pimento stuffed)

Equipment

  • Popsicle Tray
  • 4 swizzle sticks (tall enough to be a handle!)

Method

  • Skewer up all your swizzle sticks with 3 olives each.
  • Place the swizzle sticks with olives on an angle into the 4 popsicle molds.
  • In a shaker, add your vodka, dry vermouth & olive brine, cover and shake!
  • Pour out the martini from the shaker into the popsicle molds, evenly dividing into the 4 spots.
  • The martini mix will only fill up the mold about 1/3 of the way, so pour water in to fill it up (and help it freeze!)
  • Freeze overnight, and when ready to enjoy - gently tug on the swizzle stick to remove the pop, and enjoy!
Sarah Nicole

Since successfully losing 100lbs by changing her relationship with food and her body, Sarah has taken her passion for food and balanced it between cucumbers and cupcakes. When she's not bustling her way around a kitchen, you can find her working out or winding down at home with her 3 kids and pug. Follow Sarah's journey on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.

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